If you’re not familiar with the name Stephenie Meyer, then you’re probably not a fan of her book series entitled (and you may have heard of it) Twilight!

The books have gone around the world causing a mayhem like no other before it and her follow-up to the series is called The Host, which has been adapted into a movie with Andrew Niccol (In Time) at the helm as director.

Saoirse Ronan leads the cast which also includes Jake Abel, Max Irons, William Hurt, Diane Kruger and Chandler Canterbury.

Here’s the novel’s synopsis and the movie will no doubt follow the same lines:

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading ‘soul’ who has been given Melanie’s body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves – Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body’s desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she’s never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

This may be wrong but the release date we have for The Host in the UK and US is 29th March 2013 so a while to wait I’m afraid. Seems odd they’d release a trailer a year in advance but that’s movie marketing!


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